Mahavira Hall

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Mahavira Hall
Mahavira Hall of Nam Tin Chuk Temple Fu Yung Shan Tsuen Wan Hong Kong.JPG
Mahavira Hall of Nam Tin Chuk Temple, Fu Yung Shan, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
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Geographic coordinates 31°07′N 104°25′E / 31.12°N 104.42°E / 31.12; 104.42Coordinates: 31°07′N 104°25′E / 31.12°N 104.42°E / 31.12; 104.42

A Mahāvīra Hall or Hall of Mahāvīra (Chinese: 大雄寶殿; pinyin: Dàxióngbǎodiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tōa--hiông-pó-tiān; literally: "Hall of the Great Hero"), called daeungjeon (대웅전, 大雄殿) in Korean, is the main building of a traditional Chinese Buddhist temple complex, where the historical Buddha and other buddhas and bodhisattvas are enshrined.[1][2]

Along with the Hall of the Four Heavenly Kings (天王殿) and a depository for sacred Buddhist sūtras, the Mahavira Hall is one of the three principal halls of a Chinese Buddhist temple.

Its Japanese equivalent is the hon-dō.


  1. ^ Fotopoulou, Sophia (September 15, 2002). "The Layout of a Typical Chinese Buddhist Temple". Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Art of Buddha Teaching (佛法教学的)" (in Chinese). Retrieved February 28, 2011.